UMaine Bureau of Labor Education Celebrates 50 Years
On October 27, 2016, New England Council member The University of Maine celebrates the 50th anniversary of the University of Maine Bureau of Labor Education.
The UMaine Bureau of Labor Education was established by the state legislature in 1966 to ensure that “appropriate and specialized educational programs (be made) available to members of the Maine labor force, both organized and unorganized.” Since its creation, the Bureau has helped generations of Maine residents receive education resources and activities in order to pursue lifetime education goals.
“The Bureau of Labor Education connects working people with the University of Maine’s immense intellectual, artistic and educational resources,” said UMaine Bureau of Labor Education director Marc Cryer. “The bureau provides workers with the training and research necessary to make sense of the historical, legal and economic contexts within which they live, and offers university students classes that look at history, economy and law from the perspective of the working class.”
The New England Council congratulates the UMaine Bureau of Labor Education for serving Maine’s population for over 50 years. Read more in the Bangor Daily News.